Concept Technologist

Ref: 88| Posted: 1st Feb 2019

Love watching the Great British Bake Off?

Know your flour from your sugar?

Want to see your creations in the leading supermarkets in the UK? This may be the dream job for you...

Bonfire Recruitment is working exclusively with a large food manufacturer near Manchester to recruit a Concept Technologist.

As a Concept Technologist you will be the creator, innovator, pioneer and ground-breaker in developing new food products to be supplied into all the major retailers throughout the UK including M&S, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda and Lidl to name a few.

The role:

  • Formulate innovative product concepts in line with specific briefs, internal and external ensuring factory capability is considered
  • Use the costing tool to ensure product concepts are developed to a target raw material cost
  • Source new raw materials and specifications in conjunction with purchasing and technical,
  • Work with the packaging team to ensure appropriate new packaging for the new concepts
  • Prepare and co-ordinate product samples for internal feasibility meetings, customer presentations at Gate 2, concept review and Gate 3, concept sign off
  • Support the NPD Manager to identify any requirement for additional equipment/capital investment
  • Conduct product benchmarking versus competitor products if required
  • Assist process technologist at first factory trial


Is this you?

  • Ideally craft bakery experience of 2 years or a good track record of NPD
  • We are also interested in newly qualified graduates with a food science discipline
  • Demonstrable baking skills and evidence of new product development skills/ideas at a high-quality standard
  • Planning & organisational skills, ideally with project management experience
  • Passion and drive to get the job done
  • Good communication skills with both internal and external customers
  • PC skills required including excel and word


Apply now to not miss out on this rare opportunity...


About Bonfire Recruitment:

Bonfire Recruitment has relationships with a selected number of food manufacturers throughout the UK.

We have a strong understanding of how each of our partner sites operate and what type of candidates will suit best for the role.


Possible Previous Job Titles:

Concept Technologist, Food Technologist, NPD, Process Technologist, Cake Designer, Cake Maker, Entrepreneur


Possible Locations:

West Lancashire, Chorley, South Ribble, Fylde, Preston, Wyre, Lancaster, Ribble Valley, Pendle, Burnley, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Blackpool, Blackburn, Knowsley, Liverpool, St. Helens, Sefton, Wirrall, Chester, Warrington

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